Beng Chin Ooi

2012 Tsutomu Kanai Award Recipient


"For pioneering research in distributed database management and peer-to-peer based enterprise quality management."


Beng Chin OOI is Professor of Computer Science, Dean of the School of Computing (SoC), and Director of the Interactive Digital Media Institute (IDMI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He obtained his BSc (1st Class Honors) and PhD from Monash University, Australia, in 1985 and 1989 respectively.

Beng Chin's research interests include database system architectures, performance issues, indexing techniques and query processing, in the context of multimedia, spatio-temporal, distributed, parallel, P2P, and Cloud based database systems and applications. 

Beng Chin has served as a PC member for international conferences such as ACM SIGMOD, VLDB, IEEE ICDE, WWW, and SIGKDD, and as Vice PC Chair for ICDE'00, 04, 06, co-PC Chair for SSD'93 and DASFAA'05, PC Chair for ACM SIGMOD'07 and Core DB PC chair for VLDB'08. He serves as a PC Chair for IEEE ICDE'12.  Beng Chin was an editor of VLDB Journal and IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, and was a co-chair of the ACM SIGMOD Jim Gray Best Thesis Award committee. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), an editor of Distributed and Parallel Databases Journal, an advisory board member of SIGMOD, and a trustee board member and executive of VLDB Endowment.

He is the recipient of the ACM SIGMOD 2009 Contributions award, and a co-winner of the 2011 Singapore President's Science Award. He is an ACM and IEEE Fellow.